Westrand Car Show - 1955 DKW 3=6


DKW is an abbreviation of “Dampf-Kraft-Wagen”. Poking fun at DKW seemed to be a pasttime of many calling DKWs “Das Kleine Wunder” (the little wonder) or “Des-Knaben-Wunsch” (little boys wish) when they built two stroke bikes and toy steam engines. DKW were, towards the end of the 1920’s, the world’s largest motorbike manufacturers.

DKW began preparing in 1928 to build motor cars and launched their first vehicle in 1931. But in 1928 the then owner of Audi, (which had previously belonged to August Horch) was producing other DKW’s in the old Audi factory. DKW cars were all two stroke engines and almost all were front wheel drive.

Chip 'n Dip Stalletjie Jaffles Stalletjie

Things got a bit messy for DKW with parts of the business in the old East Germany and others in West Germany. Added to that was the intermittent branding of DKW/Auto Union or just Auto Union or Just DKW.

Notice the Badging of the 1931 F1 was definitely DKW. The 1939 DKW F1 Meisterklasse has both the DKW emblem (at the top of the grille) and the 4 ring Auto Union in the middle of the grille.

Here the blue DKW Junior carries both emblems. The final DKWs were made in Brasil – the white 1965 has badging on the bonnet while the 1967 model does not appear to carry any badging. Fact remains, that lots of these vehicles, whether DKW or Auto Union still survive and are always popular with visitors at Classic Car Shows such as ours. If you have a special vehicle why not enter our August Show.

The Westrand Car Show is a Classic Car Show. TO QUALIFY FOR ENTRANCE TO A COMPETITIVE CLASS, VEHICLES MUST HAVE BEEN BUILT OR REGISTERED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 1999 OR EARLIER. Only the first 180 QUALIFYING vehicles will receive a commemorative medallion. Any newer vehicle is welcome to be entered as a “non-competitive vehicle” and to be placed on show just because of “the spirit of motoring” and the desire to share the joy that your wheels bring you, with all of the rest of us. See the list of classes below and the entrance form. Remember its a fun day, so don’t take it too seriously.

Non-Competitive vehicles may enter at the gate on the day.

The Westrand Car Show is an alcohol-free event and any person found to have in their possession or to be consuming alcohol will not be admitted and/or will be asked to leave the premises of Dr. Havinga School. 


Die Westrand Car Show is ‘n klassieke motorskou. OM TE KWALIFISEER VIR TOEGANG TOT ‘N KOMPETERENDE KLAS, MOET VOERTUIE VIR DIE EERSTE KEER IN 1999 OF VROEËR GEBOU OF GEREGISTREER WORD. Slegs die eerste 180 KWALIFISERENDE voertuie sal ‘n gedenkmedalje ontvang. Enige nuwer voertuig is welkom om as ‘n “nie-mededingende voertuig” ingeskryf te word, en dit net te danke aan” die gees van motor” en die begeerte om die vreugde wat u wiele vir u bring, saam met ons almal te deel. Kyk na die lys van klasse hieronder en die ingangsvorm. Onthou, dis ‘n pret dag moenie dit te ernstig opneem.

Nie-mededingende voertuie mag op die dag by die hek inteken.

Die Westrand Car Show is ‘n alkoholvrye gebeurtenis, en enige persoon wat bevind is dat hy in besit is en/of alkohol inneem, sal nie toegelaat word nie en/of gevra sal word om die perseel van die Dr. Havinga skool te verlaat.

Competition Classes Enter Your Vehicle

1928 DKW P15 Roadster – Don O’Brien from Piketon, Ohio, United States
1931 DKW F1 MartinHansV [Public domain]
1939 DKW F8 Meisterklasse – Travelarz [CC BY-SA 3.0
1955 DKW 3=6 FEATURED IMAGE – Wiki Commons Lothar Spurzem
1962 DKW Junior ChiemseeMan on de.wikipedia [Public domain –
1965 and 1967 DKW Brasil – JasonVogel [CC BY-SA 3.0

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